The Historic Amsterdam League will hold a Ghosts of the Past tour at the Green Hill Cemetery on Church Street in Amsterdam on Oct. 20 and 21. During the tours, participants will visit the graves of some of Amsterdam’s more interesting residents and encounter their ghosts, who will talk to them about their lives. Ghosts will include one of Amsterdam’s founders, a race car driver, the inventor of a steam car, an English professor who also ran one of Amsterdam’s best known grocery stores and the founder of the Palatine Dye Company.
On Friday night, Oct. 20, tours start at 6 p.m. and runs every half hour with the last tour beginning at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday night, Oct. 21, the first tour starts at 5 p.m. and the last tour at 7:30 p.m. All tours begin and end at City Hall at 61 Church St. There will be entertainment at City Hall, including psychics who will tell participants their future while they are waiting for ghosts to tell of their pasts. Refreshments will be available as well.
The cost of the tour is $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 10 and under. Tickets for the tours are available for sale at the Book Hound on 16 Main Street and at Damiano’s Flowers at 2 Hewitt St. Proceeds from the event will go to further the work of the Historic Amsterdam League and Green Hill Cemetery.
Participants should be prepared for a lot of walking. Rain dates are Oct. 27 and 28. For additional information, contact Historic Amsterdam League Vice-President Audrey Egleston at [email protected]